Legal notice

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Legal Notice

The provisions below apply to the electronic service provided by the initiative BUILD UP (hereinafter, ‘the electronic service’) at the following web address:

The information on this website is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice and a privacy statement, related to personal data protection.

This electronic service is a tool created by the European Commission which aims to share and promote existing knowledge, guidelines, tools and best practices for energy-saving measures in buildings across Europe. At the same time, it aims to inform and update the market about the legislative framework in terms of goals, practical implications and future revisions.

BUILD UP is a European Commission initiative funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme.

The electronic service is provided by everis under a service contract with the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) on the behalf of the European Commission (contract number – EASME/H2020/2017/023.




The electronic service provides a wide range of interactive forums, resources (e.g. publications, cases, tools, news and events) and links to websites from a number of organisations. EASME and the service provider everis take no responsibility for information contained in these interactive forums, resources or linked websites.

The views expressed in the portal and its interactive forums, resources and linked websites are the ones of the authors and do not represent EASME or the European Commission’s official position.

Neither EASME, the European Commission nor the service provider everis guarantee the accuracy of the information given in the portal, its resources or forums, nor can they be made liable for any use made thereof.


Copyright Notice


The content of this website includes text data and multimedia items such as texts, drawings, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video material, photographs, programmes and the technology described, which are protected by the provisions of national, European and international law applying to intellectual property.

These textual data and multimedia items are in general the exclusive property of their authors and beneficiaries.


Specific Privacy Statement


Your personal data is processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 2018/1725 1 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data.

The data controller of the processing operation is the Head of Unit B1 of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The service provider everis acts as Processor, in charge of the management and the maintenance of the portal.

The legal basis for the processing operations are: Article 5(1)(a) of Regulation EU 2018/1725 because processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Union institution or body)2; - Article 5(1)(d) of Regulation EU 2018/1725 based on your explicit consent for your non- mandatory personal data indicated below; - etc.].

Your consent can be withdrawn at any time.

The purpose of this processing operation is to:

1.- Provide the electronic service

2.- Create and maintain a database of users for the purpose of the newsletter.

3.- Create and maintain a public database of the users of the external service (directory).

The following personal data are collected: first name, last name, title, function, organisation, professional / personal) e-mail address. The replies to the above question are mandatory (except where indicated in the registration form).

The recipients of your data will be EASME and European Commission staff in charge of BUILD UP, sevice provider contractors in charge of everis, the registered users of the electronic service,and, the public only for the directory, and bodies charged with monitoring or inspection tasks in application of EU law (e.g. internal audits, European Anti-fraud Office – OLAF).

You have the right to access your personal data and to request your personal data to be rectified, if the data is inaccurate or incomplete; where applicable, you have the right to request restriction or to object to processing, to request a copy or erasure of your personal data held by the data controller. If processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal. If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, you may address them to EASME Head of Unit B1, at the following email:

You shall have right of recourse at any time to the EASME DPO at and to the European Data Protection Supervisor at


1Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the  Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (OJ L295/39 of 21.11.2018).

2 Act of Establishment: Commission Implementing Decision C(2013/771/EU) of 17 December 2013 establishing the 'Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises' and repealing Decisions 2004/20/EC and 2007/372/EC